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THE STORY OF 
THE THREE LITTLE PIGS. 



ONCE upon a time there was an old Sow with three 
little Pigs, and as she had not enough to keep them, 
she sent them out to seek their fortune. 



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The first that went off met a Man with a bundle of 
straw, and said to him, " Please, Man, give me that straw 
to build me a house "; which the Man did, and the little 
Pig built a house with it. Presently came along a Wolf, 
and knocked at the door, and said, " Little Pig, little Pig, 
let me come in." 

To which the Pig answered, " No, no, by the hair of 
my chinny chin chin." 

" Then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house 



in ! " said the Wolf. So he huffed and he puffed, and he 
blew his house in, and ate up the little Pig. 

The second Pig met a Man with a bundle of furze, 
and said, " Please, Man, give me that furze to build a 
house"; which the Man did, and the Pig built his house. 




Then along came the Wolf and said, " Little Pig, little 

Pig, let me come in." 

" No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin." 

" Then I'll puff and I'll huff, and I'll blow your house 

in ! " So he huffed and he puffed, and he puffed and he 




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huffed, and at last he blew the house down, and ate up the 
second little Pig. 

The third little Pig met a Man with a load of bricks, 
and said, "Please, Man, give me those bricks to build a 
house with "; so the Man gave him the bricks, and he built 
his house with them. So the Wolf came, as he did to the 
other little Pigs, and said, " Little Pig, little Pig, let me 
come in." 

" No, no, by the hair of my chinny chin chin." 

" Then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house 



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Well, he huffed and he puffed, and he huffed and 





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he puffed, and he puffed and he huffed; but he could not 
get the house down. When he found that he could not, 
with all his huffing and puffing, blow the house down, he 
said, " Little Pig, I know where there is a nice field of 
turnips." 

" Where ? " said the little Pig. 

" Oh, in Mr. Smith's home-field ; and if you will be 



ready to-morrow morning, I will call for you, and we will 
go together and get some for dinner." 

" Very well," said the little Pig, " I will be ready. 
What time do you mean to go ? " 

" Oh, at six o'clock." 




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Well, the little Pig got up at five, and got the turnips 
and was home again before six. When the Wolf came he 
said, " Little Pig, are you ready ? " 

" Ready ! " said the little Pig, " I have been and come 
back again, and got a nice pot-full for dinner." 



The Wolf felt very angry at this, but thought that he 
would be up to the little Pig somehow or other ; so he said, 
" Little Pig, I know where there is a nice apple-tree." 

" Where ? " said the Pig. 

" Down at Merry-garden," replied the Wolf; " and if 
you will not deceive me I will come for you, at five 
o'clock to-morrow, and we will go together and get some 
apples." 




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Well, the little Pig woke at four the next morning, 
and bustled up, and went off for the apples, hoping to get 



back before the Wolf came ; but he had farther to go, and 
had to climb the tree, so that just as he was coming down 




from it, he saw the Wolf coming, which, as you may suppose, 
frightened him very much. When the Wolf came up he 
said, " Little Pig, what ! are you here before me ? Are they 
nice apples ? " 

"Yes, very," said the little Pig; "I will throw you 
down one." And he threw it so far that, while the Wolf 



was gone to pick it up, the little Pig jumped down and 




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ran home. 

The next day the Wolf came again, and said to the 
little Pig, " Little Pig, there is a Fair in the Town this 
afternoon : will you go ? " 

" Oh, yes," said the Pig, " I will go ; what time shall 
you be ready ? " 



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" At three," said the Wolf. 

So the little Pig went off before the time, as usual, and 




got to the Fair, and bought a butter churn, and was on his 
way home with it when he saw the Wolf coming. Then 
he could not tell what to do. So he got into the churn to 
hide, and in doing so turned it round, and it began to roll, 
and rolled down the hill with the Pig inside it, which 
frightened the Wolf so much that he ran home without 
going to the Fair. 







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He went to the little Pig's house, and told him how 
frightened he had been by a great round thing which came 
down the hill past him. 

Then the little Pig said, "Hah! I frightened you, did I? 
I had been to the Fair and bought a butter churn, and when 
I saw you I got into it, and rolled down the hill." 




Then the Wolf was very angry indeed, and declared 
he would eat up the little Pig, and that he would get 
down the chimney after him. 



When the little Pig saw what he was about, he hung 
on the pot full of water, and made up a blazing fire, and, 
just as the Wolf was coming down, took off the cover of 
the pot, and in fell the Wolf. And the little Pig put on 
the cover again in an instant, boiled him up, and ate him 
for supper, and lived happy ever after. 




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